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Old Campers...Let's see what you got!

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by mctim64, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Not lately, but I remember some stories in Street Rodder when Pat Ganahl ran the show that showed his AD with one of these on it. I agree about the cool-as-hell part!
     
  2. Barn Find
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    I like that!
     
  3. Barn Find
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    This one did not survive the great flood.

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  4. b-bop
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    You have seen my teardrop on this thread before, but had some new photos from my trip this summer from Calgary to Victoria, to GG PNW nationals, then on to Astoria OR, and back through Mt St Helens, Yakima, and home again. Good times......always being chased by my shadow. :)
     

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  5. b-bop
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    Saw this one at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, cool concept for the roof. Sides fold in and the top drops flat. Not sure how waterproof it was.
     

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  6. Barn Find
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  8. CAVEMAN_1960
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    How about a 1961 Corvair Greenbrier Sportswagon? Only 23,008 miles since new. Camper since new. Sold new at Johnson Chevrolet in Du Bois, PA.
     

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  9. Barn Find
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    This one is wee.

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  10. Beau
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    Mine is coming along. The exterior is about 90% finished. I built this for less than $400 so far with items found on Craigslist for free or super cheap (see that ugly rectangle topper window). It's going to be pulled behind my Modified.

    I didn't follow any plans. I built this using a sharpie, jig saw, circular saw, screw gun and a few other basic tools. I even used a tape measure for some it.
     

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  11. Lowboy44
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    Very cool:D
     
  12. kdorfner
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  13. TooManyFords
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    ^^^^^^^^ Very nice
     
  14. Coyote56
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    This thing is cool as heck!!!!!!

    Shotgun Rod & Kustoms
     
  15. Weird A
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    Seen this today. All aluminum the emblems missing, not sure year or Mfg.

    Bill
     

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  16. Weird A
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    Another pic
     

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    More
     

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  18. Lawrence Trailers #13 of 14 ever built.

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  19. Okie Pete
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    Great save . I Love it. The screaming Detroit will make the tree hugger cringe .LOL
     
  20. 1955IHC
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    ^^Man that is awesome! An old bus/rv/camper is on my list of must haves. And that one is about perfect. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Sent via Illinois Bell Telephone Company's Car Radiotelephone
     
  21. My 1956 GMC 4104...
     

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  22. oldcarguygazok
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    Correct,it's an FJ Holden ute 55/56 model,the 4th pic is a HD Holden sedan 65 model If you look close at the 4th pic of the trailer you can see the covers over the wheel arch opening,looks like it's a well done ''home made''trailer that's for sure.:D
     
  23. cg285
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  24. jguff
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    Happy to see another wood and corrugated iron teardrop!!

    Jerome
     
  25. Clik
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    Those wood and corrugated tin roof hillbilly campers are cool but don't the sidewalls leak?
     
  26. jguff
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    No, at least in my case the cedar sidewalls and steel roofing are attached over an existing plywood based camper which was watertight to begin with. So the boards and corrugated roofing are really just a veneer over a well built base. The siding and roofing screws do not penetrate the original skins and are screwed into self sealing membrane. Has held up very well in some very significant rains while out camping.

    Jerome
     
  27. Clik
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    Sounds heavy. I'd like to build a canned ham version with a wood framed screendoor on a spring that I can let slam when I go in and out. Just a weird nostalgia thing that I suppose most youngsters wouldn't understand.
     
  28. jguff
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    The teardrop is 4' 9" wide and 8' long. I estimate the wood (cedar fence boards 1/2" thick and 6" wide) and the corrugated iron added only about 75 lbs to the trailer. I understand about the swinging, slamming screen door!
     
  29. A little o/t but I just finished a remodel on my house and I have that screen door on my back porch. It is very comforting to hear it slam, now all I need is the bread company guard/handle to go on it.
     
  30. flynbrian48
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    Some photos of our summer camping/travelling. The Diamond T and Spartan, the '51 Pontiac Tin Woody and Tini-home, and the '76 GMC with '64 Del-Ray are ours, the little tear drop is my buddy John's late 30's unkown make.

    Brian
     

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